If you're looking for ways to modernise your office and create a more practical and stylish work environment, there are plenty of office interior solutions that can help.
In this blog, we'll be exploring seven of our favourite office interior ideas that will help you to spruce up your workplace and bring it into the 21st century!
From contemporary office furniture and savvy space saving solutions to bold branding and functional flooring, these tips and ideas are sure to get you feeling inspired.
For our first office interior solution, the focus is on flooring!
Selecting the right type of office flooring is a critical decision that can make or break your office interior and, unfortunately, it’s something that businesses get wrong time and time again.
Instead of prioritising practicality, business owners will often opt for styles or colours that are visually appealing or help to save money but don’t benefit from being suitable for long-term use.
The obvious downside of choosing the wrong floor is that it can result in costly and time-consuming repairs and replacements in the future. Whether you have an old roll style carpet with signs of fraying and thinning or laminate that has warped and has unsightly scuff marks, it’s important not to make the same mistake twice.
When refurbishing your office interior, it’s vital to opt for a floor that can withstand the demands of daily use and maintain its visual appeal over time. This is where office carpet tiles provide an excellent solution.
The reason carpet tiles make such a great office floor type is because they are durable, easy to install and come in a variety of colours and patterns - making them more forgiving when it comes to stains and spills.
So, when choosing a floor, try a hardwearing carpet tile that has a speckled or patterned appearance. This will help to give your workspace a contemporary feel whilst minimising the look of dirt and discolouration.
Did you know?… carpet floors are also excellent for reducing noise, absorbing up to 10 times more airborne noise than hard floors!
Next on our list of office interior solutions is furniture.
Quality office furniture is essential for a modern office interior because it not only helps to create a more welcoming and attractive environment, but it also plays a big part in protecting the health and well-being of your employees.
By offering flexible ergonomic seating options and comfortable desk spaces, you can help to reduce the risk of injuries and discomfort that can arise from sitting for long periods of time.
When selecting furniture for your office environment, consider furniture types that unite both comfort and cutting-edge design. To get you inspired, take a look at these fabulous purple task chairs that we recently installed as part of a refurbishment for IT company, Kubus. Their practical bow style back rests offer much needed lumbar support, while the sleek metal bases give them a futuristic feel and offer a great alternative to swivel chairs when you want to maximise under desk space.
When it comes to workplace interior design, it’s important to celebrate your business and communicate the fact that you’re proud of your company values. So, if you’ve not considered incorporating your branding into your office design, you could be missing a trick.
Here are just a few reasons why you should give it a try:
Reinforcing brand identity: Your office design is an opportunity to visually showcase your brand identity to employees, clients, and visitors. By including elements such as your logo, colours, and other brand-specific design elements, you can help to reinforce your brand identity and create a consistent brand experience across all touchpoints.
Increasing employee engagement: An office design that incorporates your company branding can create a sense of pride and ownership among your employees, which can lead to increased engagement and productivity. When employees feel a strong connection to the company and its values, they are more likely to be motivated and committed to their work.
Standing out from the crowd: Bringing your company branding into your office design will help you stand out from the competition. By creating a unique and memorable office environment that reflects your business, you can differentiate yourself in the minds of potential business partners and stakeholders.
So how do you go about incorporating your company branding?
From branded glass partitions to inspiring wall decals, there are so many ways that you can shout out about your brand.
Take a look at this colourful cafeteria space that our team completely stripped out and refurbished for our client, Westrock Packaging. To place emphasis on their company values and culture, we’ve not only taken the shapes and colours from their company logo and implemented this into the design, but we’ve also highlighted their core principles and given them pride of place on the wall in the canteen.
Does your office have an abandoned alcove or a quiet corner housing a dusty filing cabinet?
If the answer’s yes, it’s time to make the most out of your unused space!
Transforming an alcove or empty corridor nook into a workstation with a bench and stools can be an excellent way to provide a more flexible working space within a smaller office environment.
Although it might not be the best place to work all day long, this type of setup can be particularly useful for shorter tasks that don't require as much time such as making a quick phone call or responding to emails.
If you wanted to, you could even divide the space up with sound absorbing panels so that staff benefit from maximum noise reduction.
If you want to design a more modern workplace, an eye-catching waiting area is a must.
Your waiting room is often one of the first things that visitors will see so it’s crucial to create a welcoming environment that strikes the perfect balance between style and comfort.
From cosy rugs to statement lighting, there are so many ways to give your waiting area a more up-to-date feel, however, one of our favourite features is a stylish corner sofa.
Take a look at the example below.
When our team at McFeggan Brown decided to up sticks and relocate to a new office, we just couldn’t resist this plush moss green L-shaped suite! The soft, sumptuous fabric adds a touch of sophistication, while the corner shape design helps to maximise floor space.
One of the key benefits of a corner style sofa is that they often come in pieces, allowing you to adapt them to fit your needs. This gives you more flexibility and control over your layout should you wish to repurpose your space or add in additional furniture.
Why not add some personality to your sofa with a few textured scatter cushions or a soft throw? This will create an even cosier waiting space and elevate your overall interior!
Everybody loves a room with a view so, if you’re lucky enough to have floor to ceiling windows in your office, why not make a feature of them?
Adding a seating area or some desks in front of your windows is the perfect way to create a connection to the outdoors. This will help staff to feel calmer and more relaxed whilst reaping the benefits of natural light.
Did you know, natural light has been proven to improve sleep quality and enhance mood? With exposure to a natural light source, we can regulate our circadian rhythms, helping us to focus better and feel happier.
In order to make the most out of your window space, resist the urge to clutter your window area with too many furnishings. By leaving space directly in front of the window, you will maximise the natural light and help to make a focal point within the room.
Take a look at this serene seating area that we created for WD Trust. The built in padded seats and laptop stands provide a comfortable space for tasks while freeing up floor space and making a feature of the beautiful view over the harbour.
Last on our list of office interior solutions, we have office partitions!
Partitions offer a cost-effective alternative to built in walls, making them ideal for rented office spaces. If you want to create a designated meeting area or a zone for independent working, a few simple dividers can help to offer privacy and reduce distractions.
There are a large number of partition styles available to suit different requirements. So, whether you want to reduce noise or simply want to break up an open plan space, there is an office divider to fit your needs.
Take a look at these handy wooden partitions that we installed for our client, MSA Safety. The slatted design provides just the right amount of privacy for team meetings while allowing light to flow through the space.
Our passionate team believe that your office should represent your business in the best way possible. That’s why, when you work with us, we’ll take care to ensure that we fully understand all of your company requirements.
If you want to transform your premises into an eye catching office that will allow your staff to flourish, give our friendly team a call today! Simply let us know your project plans and we can provide you with a bespoke quotation.